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Routledge Histories of Central and Eastern Europe


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The nations of Central and Eastern Europe experienced a time of momentous change in the period following the Second World War. The vast majority were subject to Communism and central planning while events such as the Hungarian uprising and Prague Spring stood out as key watershed moments against a distinct social, cultural and political backcloth. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, German reunification and the break-up of the Soviet Union, changes from the 1990s onwards have also been momentous with countries adjusting to various capitalist realities. The volumes in this series will help shine a light on the experiences of this key geopolitical zone with many lessons to be learned for the future.

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The Macedonian Question and the Macedonians A History

The Macedonian Question and the Macedonians: A History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Alexis Heraclides
December 31, 2020

This book is a comprehensive and dispassionate analysis of the intriguing Macedonian Question from 1878 until 1949 and of the Macedonians (and of their neighbours) from the 1890s until today, with the two themes intertwining. The Macedonian Question was an offshoot of the wider Eastern Question – ...

Tradition, Literature and Politics in East-Central Europe

Tradition, Literature and Politics in East-Central Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Carl Tighe
December 30, 2020

Milan Kundera warned that in in the states of East-Central Europe, attitudes to the west and the idea of ‘Europe’ were complex and could even be hostile. But few could have imagined how the collapse of communism and membership of the EU would confront these countries with a life that was suddenly ...

Historicizing Roma in Central Europe Between Critical Whiteness and Epistemic Injustice

Historicizing Roma in Central Europe: Between Critical Whiteness and Epistemic Injustice

1st Edition

Victoria Shmidt, Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky
September 14, 2020

In Central Europe, limited success in revisiting the role of science in the segregation of Roma reverberates with the yet-unmet call for contextualizing the impact of ideas on everyday racism. This book attempts to interpret such a gap as a case of epistemic injustice. It underscores the historical...

A Nation Divided by History and Memory Hungary in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

A Nation Divided by History and Memory: Hungary in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

1st Edition

Gábor Gyáni
July 13, 2020

During the last few decades there has been a growing recognition of the great role that remembering and collective memory play in forming the historical awareness. In addition, the dominant national form of history writing also met some challenges on the side of a transnational approach to the past...

Communism, Science and the University Towards a Theory of Detotalitarianisation

Communism, Science and the University: Towards a Theory of Detotalitarianisation

1st Edition

Ivaylo Znepolski
April 16, 2020

The book explores the intellectual history of Bulgaria between the 1960s and the 1980s at the intersections of the country's social and political history. Based on case studies, the research delves into three areas: the control and pressure mechanisms used on science and the university; the clash ...

Identities In-Between in East-Central Europe

Identities In-Between in East-Central Europe

1st Edition

Jan Dr. Fellerer, Robert Pyrah, Marius Turda
August 22, 2019

This volume addresses the question of ‘identity’ in East-Central Europe. It engages with a specific definition of ‘sub-cultures’ over the period from c. 1900 to the present and proposes novel ways in which the term can be used with the purpose of understanding identities that do not conform to the ...

From Revolution to Uncertainty The Year 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe

From Revolution to Uncertainty: The Year 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Joachim von Puttkamer, Włodzimierz Borodziej, Stanislav Holubec
June 06, 2019

Throughout Eastern Europe, the unexpected and irrevocable fall of communism that began in the late 1980s presented enormous challenges in the spheres of politics and society, as well as at the level of individual experience. Excitement, uncertainty, and fear predicated the shaping of a new ...

Bulgaria under Communism

Bulgaria under Communism

1st Edition

Ivaylo Znepolski, Mihail Gruev, Momtchil Metodiev, Martin Ivanov, Daniel Vatchkov, Ivan Elenkov, Plamen Doynov
September 19, 2018

The book traces the history of communist Bulgaria from 1944 to 1989. A detailed narrative-cum-study of the history of a political system, it provides a chronological overview of the building of the socialist state from the ground up, its entrenchment into the peaceful routine of everyday life, its ...

Romania under Communism Paradox and Degeneration

Romania under Communism: Paradox and Degeneration

1st Edition

Dennis Deletant
October 03, 2018

Communism has cast a long shadow over Romania. The passage of little over a quarter of a century since the overthrow in December 1989 of Romania’s last Communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, offers a symbolic standpoint from which to penetrate that shadow and to throw light upon the entire period of ...

Hungary since 1945

Hungary since 1945

1st Edition

Árpád von Klimó
January 05, 2018

Lying on the political fault line between East and West for the past seventy-five years, the significance of Hungary in geopolitical terms has far outweighed the modest size of its population. This book charts the main events of these tumultuous decades including the 1956 Uprising, the end of ...

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